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Wild elephant electrocuted in Chittoor

: A wild elephant was discovered electrocuted on the fields close to Kothigutta village of Palamaner mandal, abutting the Koundinya wildlife sanctuary, 50 km from right here, on Friday, June 11, 2021 morning. This is the twelfth incident of jumbo casualty in Chittoor district in the final two years.

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According to info, the wild elephant, a sub-adult male, was discovered near the sector with its barbed wire fencing late Thursday night time by the farmers. It was presumed that the pachyderm had tried to cross into the sector round midnight of Thursday. As the fence was reportedly related to an influence line, the jumbo’s dying was instantaneous. On Friday, the farmers discovered the carcass of the animal which was mendacity apart an uprooted rock pillar.

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Divisional Forest Officer (Chittoor West) S. Ravi Shankar together with senior forest officers from Palamaner and Chittoor ranges rushed to the spot for inspection. The official stated the circumstances which led to the casualty could be completely probed.

Arrangements had been underway for finishing the post-mortem.

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